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Apr 25, 2015

08:07:20 GMT--Extreme Weather - North-America - USA


EDIS Number: ST-20150425-47939-USA
Date / time: 25/04/2015 08:00:54 [UTC]
Event: Extreme Weather
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Texas
Location: [Tarrant County]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

Strong thunderstorms packing powerful winds carved a trail of damage across North Texas Friday evening, causing widespread power outages and downing numerous trees down in southern Tarrant County. Wind gusts of 70 to 90 mph were reported in the storms, with the most wind damage reported in Comanche, Erath, Johnson and Tarrant counties. Oncor reported more than 25,000 customers without electricity early Saturday morning, down from their initial report of 52,000. Power companies across Texas reported that over 48,00 people across the state were without power. Travelers huddled in a storm shelter at Dallas Love Field as severe storms flights grounded. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport also reported hundreds of flights delayed or canceled by the storms. No tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, but straight-line winds toppled trees and power lines in several communities. A large, mature tree was no match for the winds that hit Lipscomb Street in Fort Worth. Haven Zametz said she was inside her house when the storm's winds began to howl, and she said her house began to shake as if it was in an earthquake. She didn't realize it was because the tree fell on top of her home until her neighbor called.

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